4.4 miles
Distance
240 ft
Climb
-207 ft
Descent
01:04:23
Avg time

Bow Corridor Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Canmore
    , Alberta
  • AKA
    Trans Canada Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Apr-Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Bridge, Jump, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #76505 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #36248 in Trail Running
    • #68182 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking

For a trail that is relatively flat, this one presents more than its fair share of technical difficulties. Rock Slabs, short technical punchy climbs and man made features keep you on your toes.

Access Info

Start from either the Dead Man's flats overpass, or from Heart Creek trailhead

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bow Corridor mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    32 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,302 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,479 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,316 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,350 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -10.4%
  • Grade min
    7.4%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    272 ft
  • Avg time
    01:04:23
  • Avg reverse time
    01:00:22
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Status:
on Aug 17, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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      Bow Corridor Trail Reports

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      Aug 17, 2021 @ 12:43pm
      Aug 17, 2021
      Closed due to wildfire
      Aug 17, 2021 @ 12:40pm
      Aug 17, 2021
      Closed due to recent wildfire
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 2:28pm
      Sep 19, 2020
      Step missing on one of the stairs.
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 8:00pm
      Jul 25, 2020
      Old wooden features coming apart. Cool trail
      May 8, 2020 @ 3:01pm
      May 8, 2020
      A few trees down, the stairs and features are slippery when wet.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 8 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      All
      • 38 rides
      •  

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      Aug 7, 2021 @ 2:25pm
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      Jul 25, 2020 @ 7:53pm
      Jul 25, 2020
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      Jul 25, 2020 @ 7:53pm
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      151 |
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 7:53pm
      Jul 25, 2020

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      BrentZombie (Aug 7, 2018 at 15:54)
       Rode it from East to West.... probably better to ride it from west to east though(dead mans flats to heart creek). Some super fun parts but definitely a hiking trail before a biking trail. The most beautiful part of the trail has steep staircases and nearly impossible ledges that is not conducive to bike riding. I'm sure danny macaskill could do it but not exactly my idea of an enjoyable bike ride - something to keep in mind. I would say about 4km of the trail is good. rest is so-so at best.
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      • + 0
      sjc88 (May 13, 2020 at 20:01)
       I feel like I shouldn't ride down the stairs anymore. They're getting pretty dodgy, a bunch of loose steps, a couple rotted to the point where they're breaking. Seems like a bad situation waiting to happen. Too bad, they were fun.
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      • + 0
      BradF86 (Nov 5, 2021 at 21:21)
       A hidden gem Full of surprises. Very technically and physically demanding in many spots. Some hike and bike. Definitely an adventure off the beaten path. I love a good challenge, and I enjoyed this experience.
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